Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

President Obama and Pope Francis to Meet; Discuss Shared Commitment to Fight Poverty

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Photos courtesy of Fabi/AFP/GettyImages and AP Photo

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican to discuss the Pope’s commitment – made manifest through Catholic Charities – to serve the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions.

“The President looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality,” said a White House news release distributed by CNN and other media outlets. Across the developed world, inequality has increased,” Obama said.

‘How can it be,’ Pope Francis wrote, ‘that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points.’

Read the full story from CNN.

 

Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service

Monday, January 14th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

With the goal of creating a tradition, President Barack Obama  and others are participating in National Day of Service on January 19.

  • To have your volunteer opportunity posted on the Presidential Inaugural Volunteer website2013pic.org,  please email
    staci-jo.bruce@ccvolunteer.org for more information.
  • Check out Catholic Charities volunteer website for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.